Thursday, August 29, 2019

Happy 20th SU Anniversary to ME!!!

I am celebrating 20 years with Stampin' UP! Can you believe it? To celebrate I will be offering free shipping on orders of $50 or more on my anniversary, Saturday 8/31/19. To take advantage of this offer, you must email me your order at
I love what I do and I started out with just wanting a discount for my stamping and scrapping supplies. I had no idea of how long I would be on this fabulous adventure. I have met so many people in these past 20 years that have become great friends from coast to coast. Since I am retired from my regular job, I am living the dream of stamping anytime I want to and having classes and parties anytime I want.
The EXTRA, EXTRA special ends this week on Saturday to sign up to be a demo (hobby or business demo) for only $99.00 and you get to choose $155 in stamping supplies in either catalog. If you are interested in a part time or full time fun, rewarding "job" (hard to call it a job when it is so much fun) I would love to have you on my team! You do not have to live in my town (US ONLY) to sign up under me, just go to and check it out. Contact me if you have any questions.

I thought I would share some pics of my journey!

My first time at the Stampin' UP! Convention in Salt Lake Utah. What an adventure. 

 These are jars I made for my team for them to drop their extra money for classes and change etc to work towards going to the next years convention.

Team member Debbie Green and I in Salt Lake City at her first convention. 

 Below we were with Amy Johnson (I miss you Amy) and two of my team members, Debbie Green (behind me) and Karel Standish (on my left). 

This was right after I retired and moved to Florida. A group of NC SU demos and my team that were in Salt Lake City together in 2013. This was an evening out for dinner together. 

My first Stamp Club -

 One of my classes at Rockridge.

 This is my first virtual WagStampers Team meetings.  Sue Root, Patricia Stockton and Karel Standish.  They were in Garner, NC and I was in Vero Beach FL. 

Leadership Conference in Nashville TN one year, we almost got snowed in.

This was last November in Orlando (this is part of my first level except for the 2 ladies sitting on the right, we didn't know who they were.  :)  We had others spread out in different sections on the convention.  We had so much fun.

 This was our group during out make and take session. 
 There are many many more memories and so many before we got cell phones and who knows where those photos are.  I love my team and they are very special to me. I have demos in 5 different states at the moment.  So if you are thinking of joining the Stampin' Up! family and you are not currently working with a demonstrator, I would love to have you on my team. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

NC Demos August 2019 Blog Hop

Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for August.  I'm Frances Wagner from Vero Beach, FL but an original member of NC SU Demo group. I love doing this blog hop with my NC SU Demo friends, they are so talented.

This months blog is featuring flower inspiration.  We had a beautiful Magnolia tree in our yard Raleigh.  I loved the large flowers and the fragrance was nice too.  I used the leaves on holidays for place cards.  Those large glossy beautiful dark green leaves were great to write names on with a silver or gold paint pen.  Then I would tie a ribbon on the end of it. I wish I had taken a photo of it but did not.

Last week one of my friends ask me to show her how to make a card using the Triple Time Stamping Technique and I came up with this one.  I think it is a good stamp set to use  for this technique.

Finished Good Morning Magnolia Card

Step 1: I added all three pieces of whisper white card stock on top of each other and used the stamparatus to stamp on top of all pieces.

Step 2: I slipped Petal Pink card stock in between the Whisper White pieces. 

Step 3: I colored in the parts (leaves with Mossy Meadow Blend Markers.)

 Step 4: I colored in the rest of the leaves and used a sponge dauber to color in the centers with Petal Pink ink. I used a dark Daffodil Delight blend marker for the center most part.

 Step 5: I glued the white parts to the pink parts and used dimentionals in between and my bottom piece of card stock was Mossy Meadow.  I hope you liked this fun card.

Last week I offered this class locally!  I loved the way it came together.  When you order $35 or more from my website  before Wednesday night I will mail the cut pieces kit to you when I see your order on line.  You will need the Very Versailles stamp set and Pretty Peakcock and Sahara Sand ink pads to make the projects.  I will have all the rest cut for you. If you have any questions please let me know.

On another note sometimes I am inspired by leaves or vines etc.  I offered this class last week and everyone loved it.  The stamp set Very Versailles is a bit vintage and I love the handwritten words for a background.

I love the single sided cards for a quick card to send and the full card was fun to make too.  I could not help but make a MINI CURVY KEEPSAKES BOX DIES

I cut it twice once out of Pretty Peacock and one from Sahara Sand and stamped the handwritten part on the flaps across from each other.  I cut off the two opposite Pretty Peacock  and Sahara Sand flaps and put the two pieces back together on top of each other and used Tombow liquid glue to hold them together.

I cut it twice, once out of Pretty Peacock and one from Sahara Sand card stock and stamped the handwritten part (in Sahara Sand) on the flaps across from each other and the vine in Pretty Peacock.  I cut off the two opposite Pretty Peacock  and Sahara Sand flaps and glued the two pieces back together on top of each other.  I added the tag from the die set and Sprig punch.  I loved the way it turned out.…mell-the-flowers/

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you hop on over to Tracie's blog and see what fun ideas she has for you. NOTE: I am having technical difficulties and you may have to cut and paste a few of these if they are not underlined.  I apologize in advance. 
Thanks. Frances 

Tracie Evans Langley

Anita Trippi

Patricia Todd  Trish Todd

Toni Campana

Jo Anne Hewins

Tina Lesson-

Frances Wagner - you are here

Supply List:

You have a few more days left to take advantage of the Extra Extra Promotion!  Promotion ends August 31- Contact me if you have any questions.

For those of you that have been on the fence about joining my WagStampers Team now is a great time to do that. You get to choice $155 in products from the new catalog for just $99 in your starter kit and then you get a $10 coupon to spend the next month. What a WIN WIN. Let me know if you have any questions. I would love to have you on my team whether you live next door or across the US. Wouldn't you like to get a discount every day on your own purchases and orders you get from others?????

Another plus, as a demonstrator you will get to pre-order from the Holiday Catalog in August instead of waiting till September when the catalog goes live.



Sunday, August 11, 2019


Hello, my name is Frances Wagner of  WagStamps, welcome to our Sunshine SU Demo Blog Hop.  We are a group of current Stampin' UP! Demonstrators that live in Florida either full time or part time.  We meet on a quarterly basis and share ideas and stamp together.  What could be better.  

I love creating cards and stamped gifts and home decor items with my stamps, ink and paper.

For this month's Sunshine Blog Hop I am working with the Free as a Bird Stamp set.  So many fun ways to use it. 

 One of my favorite quick and easy cards is the single sided note card.  This was the card we made at Stampin' Bunco this past week.  We gather each month and have dinner together and make a quick card and play bunco. 

Below are some of the girls making their card.  From left to right Beth Albano, June Sullivan, Patti Wheiler, Jean Freerer, Sherri Rosnick, Penny Whittington and Marianne Crist. Five others had already made their card.  Some of our group have been playing Stampin' Bunco together for more than 6 years together.  

 Below is the cards this month for my In Color Club. Let me know if you want to join and get a little of each color each month for 5 months. I got my inspiration for the cards from Erica Cerwin, I love her creativity, she always inspires me.

 Inside of card.

This is one of the In Color Packets: Each person gets an ink pad, Marker, 8 sheets of the DSP that matches their color of the month, 8 card bases in same color, a yard of ribbon, faceted dots and a card using their color of the month for $27.50.  Let me know if you want to join this fun club each month.   It is a great way to get a little of all the in color products .

This is another fun sample I made while at a Sunshine SU Demo Gathering in June.  Dana  McClelland taught us how to make this adorable box and you can add a few cards and envelopes to make a great gift.  Thanks Dana for such a lovely project.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to hop on over to Nicole's blog to see what creative project she has for you.